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Sep 19 '16 13:30

Some 400 paratroopers were dropped on Ginkel Heide in Ede on Saturday afternoon to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the WWII Battle of Arnhem airborne operation called Market Garden

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May 5 '16 11:39

PVV leader Geert Wilders plans to attend the Republican convention in the United States this summer to show his support for presidential candidate Donald Trump

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Apr 22 '16 08:55

The Netherlands should issue travel advice warning gay and transgender people to be careful when visiting certain states in America, according to Dutch LGBT organizations.

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Apr 12 '16 09:31

The Dutch branch of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reprimanded pharmaceutical company Mylan for doing to little to prevent their drugs being used in executions in the United States

Jan 26 '16 14:23

On Tuesday the PvdA agreed to extend the Dutch participation in the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State to also include bombings in Syria. This means that a large majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, is now behind air strikes against ISIS in Syria

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Jan 14 '16 09:24

Prime Minister Mark Rutte understands that the relatives of flight MH17 victims are frustrated that the criminal investigation into the disaster is taking so long, he said in response to a letter the relatives sent him calling for more effort to get hold of radar images of the plane crash

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Jan 14 '16 08:57

The foundation representing the relatives of the victims of flight MH17, Stichting Vliegramp MH17, received three anonymous emails containing stationary radar images of the airline disaster

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Aug 21 '15 16:16

Stroopwafels are taking American markets by storm. More and more companies are selling these traditional Dutch cookies to American consumers

May 28 '15 13:45

The German secret service and the American NSA spied on dozens of data traffic connections belonging to Dutch telecom company KPN.

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May 22 '15 16:49

Alaska has large potential oil reserves that the world is going to demand in the future, Shell CEO Dick Benschop told AD. Oil in the region is increasingly difficult to recover, however, the company's technological potential fits the challenge.

May 7 '15 14:32

The United States wants travelers bound for America to be checked and verified at Schiphol airport. The Dutch government has received an official request from the United States to set up a so-called preclearance facility at the airport.

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May 1 '15 15:25

According to Rob Bertholee, the chief of the General Intelligence and Security Service, whistle blower Edward Snowden's allegations that the AIVD is a lap dog to its American counterpart is "absolute bullshit".

Apr 29 '15 14:41

The Anti Defamation League, an influential Jewish civil rights movement in America, is not happy with the fact that PVV leader Geert Wilders will be a guest speaker in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

Apr 28 '15 10:30

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and the American UN Ambassador Samantha Power called on the international community to contribute more to UN peacekeeping missions. Koenders think that Europe in particular should be contributing more peacekeepers.

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Apr 17 '15 10:14

Minister Lilianne Ploumen has asked the Social-Economic Council (SER) to investigate the possible consequences for employees in the Netherlands in the trade treaty TTIP, NOS reports. Europe and the United States are currently negotiating TTIP, which is the largest trade treaty ever.

Apr 3 '15 13:43

According to Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs, there has been "important progress" and a "good result" from the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program between Iran, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, China and the European Union.

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Mar 6 '15 13:44

The Ministry of Defense is currently considering purchasing a new type of drone - the American MQ-9 Reaper. This type of drone has the ability to carry arms, AD reports.

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Feb 25 '15 10:18

Chip producer Gemalto have reasonable grounds to believe that the company was victim to "sophisticated attacks" by the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the American National Security Agency (NSA) in 2010 and 2011.

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Feb 20 '15 08:28

The Netherlands-based chip maker Gemalto has been hacked by the United States secret service NSA and the British GCHQ, De Telegraaf reports. This is according to a report by The Intercept based on documents received by NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden.

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Feb 19 '15 11:36

Some of Philips' small foreign partner companies stole a total of about 20 million euros from the Dutch technology company by committing large-scale corporate fraud, De Telegraaf reports based on research from the Financieele Dagblad.

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Feb 16 '15 08:40

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb is heading to the United States to participate in a 4 day conference on tackling radicalization and violent extremism, De Telegraaf reports. The conference starts on Tuesday and will happen in the White House.

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Feb 5 '15 14:29

The Dutch designer Koos van den Akker passed away last night in New York at the age of 75. He was suffering from cancer.

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Jan 29 '15 09:24

Dutch babies are much more relaxed than American babies, researchers from Radboud University and Washington State University conclude in a joint study. Babies in the Netherlands smile, laugh and like to cuddle more than their American counterparts.

Jan 22 '15 08:30

According to American whistle blower Edward Snowden, mass surveillance is not effective at all. "The problem with mass surveillance is that you're burying people under too much data." Snowden said in an interview with Niewsuur in Moscow.

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